Betty Bailey Porter, 84, passed away February 22, 2012, at Baysmont in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
She was born January 3, 1928, in Kingsport, graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and was a member of the band.
She attended Carson-Newman College and worked at Grosset and Dunlop, Inc.
Betty was a life time member of First Baptist Church.
Through the years she sang in the church choir, worked with children in Sunday School and Bible School, served on the Benevolence Committee and in the HomeBound Program.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T. H. Bailey and Alice Love Bailey; husband, Frank B. Porter; son, Alan Daniel Porter; sisters, Reba Bailey Kirby, Grace Bailey Eller, and Effie Baily Lennertz; brothers, Tom S. Bailey, Joe T. Bailey, William R. Bailey, and Donald R. Bailey.
Surviving are her daughters, Terri Porter Dinsmore, and Trieva Porter Whitson and husband Brian; son, Frank Bond Porter, Jr and wife Dena; four granddaughters, Sara Michelle Dinsmore, Elizabeth Anne Dinsmore, Analee Bailey Porter, and Isabelle Bond Porter; one great grandchild, Taylor Madison Dinsmore.
Services will be conducted on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 2 p.m., in the J. Wayne Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral Home, with Marvin Cameron and Dr. Ron Davis officiating. Visitation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Oak Hill Funeral Home Kingsport is honored to serve the Betty Porter family.